Loire, Rhone, And Southern France

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Loire, Rhone, And Southern France - Quiz

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  • 1. 

    Which ONE of the following groups of wines can be made from Chenin Blanc? 1.  Sancerre 2.  Vouvray 3.  Menetou-Salon 4.  Muscadet 5.  Coteaux du Layon

    • A.

      1 and 2 only

    • B.

      1 and 4 only

    • C.

      2 and 3 only

    • D.

      2 and 5 only

    Correct Answer
    D. 2 and 5 only
    Explanation
    Chenin Blanc can be used to make Vouvray and Coteaux du Layon wines.

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  • 2. 

    Which ONE of the following is a wine that can be made form grapes affected by noble rot?

    • A.

      Sancerre

    • B.

      Saumur Champigny

    • C.

      Chinon

    • D.

      Coteaux du Layon

    Correct Answer
    D. Coteaux du Layon
    Explanation
    Coteaux du Layon is a wine that can be made from grapes affected by noble rot. Noble rot, also known as Botrytis cinerea, is a beneficial fungus that causes grapes to become partially raisined, concentrating their sugars and flavors. This process is essential for producing sweet dessert wines. Coteaux du Layon is a sweet white wine from the Loire Valley in France, known for its production of botrytized wines. Therefore, Coteaux du Layon is the correct answer as it is a wine that can be made from grapes affected by noble rot.

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  • 3. 

    What is the name given to the IGP of the Loire Valley?

    • A.

      Val de Loire

    • B.

      Vin de Pays des Coteaux de la Loire

    • C.

      Pays d'Oc

    • D.

      Charentais

    Correct Answer
    A. Val de Loire
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Val de Loire. The Val de Loire is the name given to the IGP (Indication Géographique Protégée) of the Loire Valley. This designation is used to indicate that the wines produced in this region meet specific quality and geographical criteria. The Loire Valley is known for producing a wide range of wines, including white, red, and rosé varieties, and is recognized for its diverse terroir and unique grape varieties.

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  • 4. 

    Which ONE of the following best describes a wine produced using carbonic maceration?

    • A.

      Fruity with high levels of tannins

    • B.

      Light-bodied for drinking when young

    • C.

      Full-bodied needing long maturation before drinking

    • D.

      Spicy with high levels of tannins and acidity

    Correct Answer
    B. Light-bodied for drinking when young
    Explanation
    A wine produced using carbonic maceration is best described as light-bodied for drinking when young. Carbonic maceration is a winemaking technique where whole grapes are fermented in a carbon dioxide-rich environment before being crushed. This process results in wines that are low in tannins and have vibrant fruit flavors. These wines are typically meant to be consumed while they are still young and fresh, as they do not typically benefit from long maturation.

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  • 5. 

    Which ONE of the following pairs of appellations may be used for rose wines?

    • A.

      Tavel and Cote-Rotie

    • B.

      Cornas and Condrieu

    • C.

      Lirac and Tavel

    • D.

      Condrieu and Lirac

    Correct Answer
    C. Lirac and Tavel
    Explanation
    Lirac and Tavel are both appellations that can be used for rose wines.

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  • 6. 

    Which ONE of the following groups of wines come from the southern Rhone? 1.  Gigondas 2.  Hermitage 3.  Chateau-Grillet 4.  Vacqueyras 5.  Chateauneuf-du-Pape 6.  Lirac

    • A.

      1, 2, 3, and 4 only

    • B.

      1, 3, 4, and 5 only

    • C.

      1, 4, 5, and 6 only

    • D.

      ALL

    Correct Answer
    C. 1, 4, 5, and 6 only
    Explanation
    The wines from Gigondas, Vacqueyras, Chateauneuf-du-Pape, and Lirac come from the southern Rhone. Hermitage and Chateau-Grillet are not from the southern Rhone.

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  • 7. 

    Which ONE of the following groups of grape varieties is allowed in the production of AC Chateauneuf-du-Pape? 1.  Grenache 2.  Pinot Blanc 3.  Mourvedre 4.  Syrah 5.  Cabernet Sauvignon

    • A.

      1, 2, and 3 only

    • B.

      1, 3, and 4 only

    • C.

      1 and 5 only

    • D.

      ALL

    Correct Answer
    B. 1, 3, and 4 only
  • 8. 

    Which ONE of the following groups comprise AC wines of the Languedoc-Roussillon? 1.  Fitou 2.  Minervois 3.  Tavel 4.  Bandol

    • A.

      1 and 2 only

    • B.

      1 and 4 only

    • C.

      2 and 3 only

    • D.

      3 and 4 only

    Correct Answer
    A. 1 and 2 only
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1 and 2 only. Fitou and Minervois are both AC wines of the Languedoc-Roussillon region. Tavel and Bandol are not included in this group.

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  • 9. 

    Which ONE of the following grapes can be used in the production of AC Fitou?

    • A.

      Carignan

    • B.

      Viognier

    • C.

      Cabernet Sauvignon

    • D.

      Cabernet Franc

    Correct Answer
    A. Carignan
    Explanation
    AC Fitou is a wine appellation in France, specifically in the Languedoc-Roussillon region. Carignan is a grape variety that is commonly grown in this region and is one of the main grapes used in the production of AC Fitou wines. Carignan grapes are known for their deep color, high tannins, and ability to produce full-bodied, robust red wines. Therefore, Carignan is the correct grape that can be used in the production of AC Fitou.

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  • 10. 

    Which ONE of the following is best known for rose wines?

    • A.

      Cote-Rotie

    • B.

      Cotes de Provence

    • C.

      Cotes de Beaune

    • D.

      Coteaux du Layon

    Correct Answer
    B. Cotes de Provence
    Explanation
    Cotes de Provence is best known for rose wines. This region in France is renowned for producing high-quality rose wines, which are highly regarded for their delicate flavors and refreshing characteristics. The climate and terroir of Cotes de Provence are well-suited for growing the grape varieties used in rose wine production, resulting in wines that are highly sought after by wine enthusiasts around the world.

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  • 11. 

    Which ONE of the following grape varieties would be used for AC Minervois?

    • A.

      Pinot Noir

    • B.

      Carignan

    • C.

      Cabernet Sauvignon

    • D.

      Merlot

    Correct Answer
    B. Carignan
    Explanation
    AC Minervois is a wine appellation located in the Languedoc-Roussillon region of France. Carignan is a grape variety that is commonly grown in this region and is known for its ability to thrive in hot and dry climates. Therefore, it is likely that Carignan would be used for AC Minervois wines.

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  • 12. 

    Which ONE of the following is made from the Mourvedre grape?

    • A.

      Bandol

    • B.

      Cornas

    • C.

      Chinon

    • D.

      Bourgueil

    Correct Answer
    A. Bandol
    Explanation
    Bandol is the correct answer because it is a wine region in Provence, France known for producing red wines primarily made from the Mourvedre grape. The Mourvedre grape is a key component in Bandol wines, contributing to their rich and complex flavors with notes of dark fruits, spices, and earthiness.

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